Catherine Zeta-Jones dances into theaters next week in the Tom Cruise-starring movie musical “Rock of Ages,” but once she exits stage left she’ll find herself surrounded by retired and extremely dangerous assassins.
Summit Entertainment announced last month that the Welsh actress would join the cast of “Red 2,” the sequel to the 2010 action flick starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich. And now Zeta-Jones’ role is no longer top secret.
“I play a Russian double agent in ’Red 2,'” she revealed to MTV News. “I’m very excited to work with such a great ensemble cast like in ’Rock of Ages.’ What a cast for me to join. I’m really excited, and the script is so much fun.”
With filming beginning in September, Zeta-Jones said she is already priming her body for what could be a rough-and-tumble role. “I do have some physical stuff in it,” she said. “I do like to train. It keeps my body occupied and my mind sane.”
Loosely based on a three-issue miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, “Red 2” will “reunite our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe.” Byung-Hun Lee is also set to join the cast. The film is due out August 2, 2013.
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